Experienced Cumming, Georgia Attorneys Defend Assault and Battery Charges
Highly professional case management leads to successful resolutions
Unfortunately, we live in an age of sensitive feelings and quick tempers, where it’s very easy to be provoked into a physical altercation. If that happens to you, you could find yourself facing assault charges, which could mean time in county jail or even state prison. At Lipscomb, Johnson, Sleister, Dailey & Smith, LLP, our criminal defense attorneys understand how heated moments can easily get out of hand. We work diligently to negotiate a resolution to your case that protects your rights and mitigates the damage to you and your family. In many cases, we’ve been able to get charges reduced or dismissed. However, when justice requires us to take your case to trial, we are fully prepared to litigate aggressively for an acquittal. We thoroughly investigate the details of your case to assess whether viable defenses, such as self-defense or defense of an innocent third party, might be available.
Forsyth County trial lawyers manage a wide variety of assault charges
There are numerous ways authorities can charge an assault and/or battery offense. Depending on the facts of your case, the prosecution may be overreaching with an excessive charge. Our experience with assault charges include:
- Battery — This misdemeanor offense happens when one person intentionally causes substantial physical harm or visible bodily harm to another.
- Third and subsequent convictions for battery are felonies.
- Battery of a pregnant woman is a high and aggravated misdemeanor, as is battery of a sports official while officiating an amateur contest.
- A second and subsequent conviction for family violence battery is a felony.
- Simple assault — A simple assault misdemeanor occurs when a person attempts to inflict a violent injury on another or does something to put another person in reasonable fear of an immediate violent injury. The crime is a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature when the assault:
- Occurs in a public transit vehicle
- Occurs between past or present spouses, parents of the same child, a child and a parent, stepparents and stepchildren, foster parents and foster children, or persons (excluding siblings) living or formerly living in the same household
- Is directed against a person 65 years of age or older
- Is directed against a public school system employee on the job or on school property
- Is directed against a female who is pregnant
- Aggravated assault — Penalties rage from one year to 20 years in prison. This felony offense occurs when one person assaults another:
- With intent to murder, rape or rob
- With a deadly weapon
- By discharging a firearm from within a moving vehicle
If you find yourself facing assault and battery charges in Cumming or elsewhere in Forsyth County, you can rely on our firm to provide a vigorous defense.
Contact our seasoned trial lawyers in Cumming for assault and battery defense
The experienced attorneys at Lipscomb, Johnson, Sleister, Dailey & Smith, LLP have successfully fought assault charges for clients in state and federal court. If you have been arrested for battery, simple assault or aggravated assault anywhere in Forsyth County, we are prepared to fight for your best possible result. To schedule a consultation, call 470-839-9467 or contact us online.